One of the most frustrating things after renovating a bathroom is the dust that remains. Even with the contractor's best efforts to seal off the construction area from the rest of the apartment, dust always manages to penetrate through and settle on every surface. On the upside, there are several tips that you can follow to tidy up everything and make the most of your new space.
Not only is accumulated dust unpleasant to look at but if it isn't attended to, it can eventually make its way to your air ducts. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you get rid of the dust as early as possible.
Keep in mind that, as you go about the process, you'll need to keep at a minimum the amount of dust that gets kicked up in the air. Failure to do so not only leads to respiratory complications but it also spreads the dust around and increases your workload. Considering the risk of developing breathing problems, you'll have to ensure that you make use of a face mask.
Taking this into account, your initial step should be vacuuming as much dust as you can. Vacuuming helps to get rid of most of the dust, especially the loose material that's usually easily shifted around if swept. However, you shouldn't vacuum in random directions. Rather, you should start by vacuuming the ceiling then work your way down towards the floor while you move in long side to side movements as you continue. Attend to the ledges at the top of the window and door frames simultaneously. Your light fixtures and ceiling fan blades might also need to be vacuumed in addition to the lampshades and electronics closer to the ground.
After completing this part of the process, you can now commence cleaning over the same spaces with soap and water. Mildly wet towels will enable to clean up the remaining dust without having to spread the dust around. This clean up also applies to all other sections that you've vacuumed over. Do so even for the air vents. Don't hesitate to uncover the vents and get it done.
Floor cleaning involves a lot more than the type of floor surface. In general, carpeted floors tend to trap much more dust in the fibres and they can be cleaned through vacuuming in addition to using a dust brush extension. To ensure a more thorough clean and get rid of the ingrained dust, you can make use of a steam cleaner. Steam cleaning also ensures that less dust is kicked up into the air which is another great advantage.
In case you are cleaning a hard-surfaced floor, vacuuming or sweeping is a fundamental initial step. You shouldn't just start cleaning up the dust with a damp mop. Doing so increases the risk of scratching your surfaces by moving around fine grains of dust. You can also opt for a treated dust mop to safely get rid of the fine particles. Used dryer sheets tend to be highly effective at getting into the hard to reach spots along the baseboards while gathering up the dust.
After gathering up the floor dust as properly as possible, apply a damp - not wet - mop to the floor using a cleaner that's suited for the type of surface material.
After cleaning up all these sections of your home, next, you'll need to vacuum the inside parts of the air vents and take a look at your air filters. There is a high possibility that the air filters will need to be replaced after all the construction and cleanup.
After completing all these tasks, you can now finally enjoy your newly renovated bathroom with a stress-free mind knowing you've gotten rid of all the remnants of the construction process.